Cox College papers
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Cox College papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040.
Creator: Cox College (College Park, Ga.)
Creator: Southern Baptist College for Women (College Park, Ga.).
Creator: Southern Female College (College Park, Ga.).
Title: Cox College papers
Dates: 1894-1939
Quantity: 0.21 linear ft. (one half document case)
Identification: ahc.MSS544

Biographical/Historical Note

In 1843 the Cox family established Cox College, also known as Southern Female College, in LaGrange, Georgia. It relocated to Atlanta in 1895 in an area then known as Manchester, and changed its name to Southern Baptist College for Women. The Cox family owned and managed the school and several family members taught there. Family members mentioned in the collection include Mr. and Mrs. I. F. Cox and their children W. S. (Will); C. C. (Charlie); Sallie (Mrs. W. L. Stanton); Alice; and "Aunt Maggie." Additional historical information about Cox College has not been determined.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains correspondence, a ledger of student accounts, an appraisal of the W. W. Cox estate, and a pamphlet titled "New Souvenir of the Southern Female College, 1901-1902."

Index Terms

Boarding schools--Georgia--College Park
Education--Georgia--College Park
Women--Georgia--College Park

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Cox College papers, MSS 544, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1981 with subsequent additions


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Container List




11Cox family letters, 1894-1901
2Pamphlet, "New Souvenir of the Southen Female College, 1901-1902", undated
Ledger of student accounts and appraisal of W. W. Cox estate, 1896-1939